If a graphic artist does the figures, GSAS will accept lettering done by the artist only within the figure.
Figures done with software are acceptable if the figures are clear and legible.
Legends and titles done by the same process as the figures will be accepted if they too are clear, legible, and run at least 10 or 12 characters per inch.
Otherwise, legends and captions should be printed with the same font used in the text.
Because your dissertation will be made available for online distribution through DASH, Harvard's open-access repository, it is important that any third-party content in it may be made available in this way.
Fair use is a provision in copyright law that allows the use of a certain amount of copyrighted material without seeking permission. This means fair use may apply to images (including photographs, illustrations, and paintings), quoting at length from literature, videos, and music regardless of the format.
The word “figure” should be written in full (not abbreviated), and the “F” should be capitalized (e.g., Figure 5).
In instances where the caption continues on a second page, the “(Continued)” notation should appear on the second and any subsequent page.
Tables and figures referred to in the text may not be placed at the end of the chapter or at the end of the dissertation.
Figure and table numbering must be continuous throughout the dissertation or by chapter (e.g., 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, etc.).